Nepal Engineering College, popularly known as nec, was established in 1994 as a nonprofit institution under private sector initiative. The foundation of nec was laid by few visionary Nepalese professionals and academicians who realized the need of an institution serving the technical education needs of the country for accelerated economic growth, reaching to wider section of Nepalese students and making the quality technical education accessible and affordable to the masses. This pioneering example set by nec led to the establishment of a number of engineering colleges in the country in private sector in the later years. nec is committed to retaining its long earned reputation of “an institution with concerns for quality and academic freedom”, again an example for others to follow.
Since inception, nec has been constantly engaged in designing, upgrading and standardizing the academic curricula and offering Bachelor and Masters level courses in engineering, technology and allied disciplines. nec intends to continue with this initiative, offering more innovative and applied courses in the established and emerging areas in the days to come.
Initiated with limited physical and instructional resources, nec has now grown to an institution with its resources comparable to any institution of repute in the country and the region. The physical infrastructure and instructional resources, built in 228 ropani (11.6 ha) of land in Changunarayan VDC in Bhaktapur, provides the ambience of nature and ideal learning environment.
Currently, nec offers Bachelor level as well as Masters degree programs. All the Bachelor level courses are underway at main campus at Changunarayan and Masters level courses at nec - Center for Postgraduate Studies at Pulchowk in Lalitpur.
The vision of nec is to evolve as the center of higher learning, excelling in academics, through continued engagements in education, research and outreach as three integrated functions of the college.
- Providing the youth with the best opportunities and environment of learning to help them attain high level of academic standard, scientific temper, technical and professional competence and life-skills.
- Train and develop youth as total person, ready to serve the society and people to alleviate their sufferings and improve their quality of life.
- Inculcate the values to appreciate the need for ethical standards in personal, social and public life, to become leaders, to be a voice to influence the society and the nation, and to uphold just social order.